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GUCU invites State employees to help local food banks

Georgia United Credit Union invites you to participate in our annual “CAN HUNGER” food drive benefitting local food banks in our communities, February 2 through March 31. Help us stock the shelves of your local food pantry and feed neighbors in need.

Please drop off donations at the Georgia United Branch nearest you or make a $1 donation and we’ll purchase a food item for you. All members who donate will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 VISA gift card.

The most requested/needed items are:

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna & chicken
  • Canned fruit & vegetables
  • Canned soups, stews and pasta
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Boxed pasta and rice

For the last three years, we encouraged all Georgia United Branches to collect canned goods for local food banks during February and March. Since that time, GUCU has raised 92,437 cans or 46 tons of food! (Using these Metrics:  One 16 oz. can or box = 1 lb.; $1.00 donation= 1 lb.; 1 ton = 2,000 pounds). It’s time to assist our local food banks and we need your help!

Branch Drop Off Locations & Local Food Bank Partners

Branch Address Food Pantry Partner
1. Atlanta-Twin Towers 2 MLK Jr Drive, Suite 466, Atlanta Atlanta Community Food Bank
2 Atlanta – Whitehall 400 Whitehall Street, Atlanta Atlanta Community Food Bank
3. Atlanta – GDOT 600 W. Peachtree St, Ste. 401, Atlanta Atlanta Community Food Bank
4. North Atlanta 4448 Tilly Mill Road, Atlanta Community Action Center
5. Athens – East 190 Gaines School Road, Athens ARK Ministries
6.  Athens -UGA 1710 South Lumpkin St, Athens ARK Ministries
7. Corporate 6705 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth Cross Pointe Church partner w/ Atlanta Community Food Bank
8. Cumming 312 Canton Highway, Cumming The Place at Forsyth
9. Conyers 1381 Milstead Avenue, Conyers Rockdale Emergency Relief
10. Clarkston 500 North Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston Clarkston Methodist
11. Gwinnett 2270 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth Cross Pointe Church partner w/ Atlanta Community Food Bank
12. Northlake 3840 LaVista Road, Tucker NETworks, Tucker
13. Panola 5173 Panola Ind Blvd, Decatur Atlanta Community Food Bank
14. Stockbridge 105 North Park Trail, Stockbridge In His Name Ministries
15. Dalton 605 Calhoun Street, Dalton Dalton Greater Works
16. Dublin 2006 Veterans Blvd, Dublin Middle Georgia Community Food Bank

Georgia United provides financial services to employees and family members of all Georgia state agencies, county governments, Board of Regents colleges and universities, numerous public and private school systems, and more than 500 select employee groups.  To learn more about Georgia United, please visit

Georgia United Credit Union 2014 Scholarship Winners Announced

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A total of $12,500 was awarded and disbursed to 13 high school seniors through Georgia United Credit Union’s 2014 scholarship programs. After a record number of entries, recipients were chosen based on an essay competition, with consideration given to academic accomplishments, leadership and participation in both school and community activities. The top winners for 2014 were Colin Humble of George Walton Comprehensive High School and Joseph Long of Loganville High School, respectively.




Colin Humble George Walton Comp High School, Marietta


Morgan Winn Lakeside High School, Decatur


Rose Foisy Brunswick High School, Brunswick


Samuel Potts Eastside High School, Covington


Baylor Ward Clarke Central High School, Athens


Robert Howard Northwest Whitfield HS, Cohutta


Gabrielle Abraham Elite Scholars Academy, Hampton


Colleen Garnto West Laurens High School, Dublin


Rachel Stokes Luella High School, Locust Grove


Margaret Clark Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross


Anya Delaremore

Arabia Mountain High School, Lithonia




Joseph Long Loganville High School, Loganville


Ameet Kallarackal Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Roswell

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Time to Apply for Georgia United Credit Union’s 2014 Scholarship Program

2013 Scholarship Winner, Lindsey Vinson

It’s time for members to apply for Georgia United Credit Union’s 20th Annual Scholarship Program! Open to high school seniors preparing to go to college or technical school this fall, Georgia United’s Scholarship Competition is one of the Credit Union’s most enduring and popular programs supporting continuing education. To date, Georgia United has already provided a total $145,000 in scholarships for high school seniors through this program!

The Vernon E. Carne scholarship focuses on a short essay of 250 words or less. This year’s topic is “Explain how the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ helps consumers during these difficult economic times, while providing an alternative to large commercial banks. In addition, students should complete a Georgia United scholarship form and include a copy of their high school transcript and a letter of acceptance from the college or technical school they will attend.

Students (or their parents) must be members of Georgia United, and are encouraged to include information regarding financial need, scholastic standing, special achievements, and leadership.

All entries must be sent to Georgia United’s Marketing Department, 6705 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 300, Duluth, GA 30097 by March 1, 2014. Winners will be announced April 1, 2014, and the decision of the judging panel will be final.

Program rules

Qualification sheet

Questions or More Information: (770) 476-6409

The Vernon E. Carne Scholarship for $10,000 will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st Place Recipient: $3,000
  • 2nd Place: $2,000
  • 3rd Place: $1,000
  • Top Eight Runners-Up: $500 each

About Georgia United Credit Union:

Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia in both size and safety at $960 million in assets and 128,000 members statewide. Georgia United seeks to make members’ lives easier by offering products, services and education to help members meet their needs and achieve their goals. All accounts are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) up to $250,000 per account.

Membership into Georgia United Credit Union is open to all state government employees, University System of Georgia colleges, county government employees, several local boards of education, the Archdiocese of Atlanta and employees of over 500 other groups. Visit for more information.